This copycat Homemade Egg McMuffin recipe is a simple, yet healthier & cheaper option made in your own kitchen. The flavors are extremely familiar, nostalgic, & delicious – which puts you in complete control of your cravings!
I’m a big proponent for making things you’re craving yourself instead of buying them. For one, see this post here on Homemade French Toast Sticks. I think the biggest thing you get from doing this is freedom.
Our cravings can have a really big hold on us and sometimes we can ignore them, but other times we need to just satisfy them, so they don’t snowball. But when you’re subject to getting something from a very specific place or brand, then you are absolutely set up for a real challenge. ie: I’m here anyway, why not also get xyz.
I find a lot of comfort in knowing I can copy a recipe and make it myself too. Homemade Egg McMuffins hit that spot for breakfast fast food that is always so tempting. Knowing how simple something is to make at home, instead of going out can have a big impact (regarding both your diet & wallet!).
Diet freedom can result in a lot of success because when we tell ourselves “yeah, I can have McDonald’s on my diet – but I’m going to make it myself”, that can make a world of a difference to someone that's really mentally stuck.
And honestly, this is a VERY easy copycat recipe. So easy in fact, that for a while I decided against sharing it because it seems so straightforward. That was until I came across an ingenious hack to make this truly a spitting image of the Egg McMuffin. That is? Baking the eggs in a ramekin so they come out perfectly round!
The flavors are spot-on as well since there’s nothing too crazy going on here, but it still gives you that simple & nostalgic breakfast sandwich you’re looking for. The recipe is for 1 sandwich, so if you’re looking to make more just multiply it all. My next mission: a copycat recipe for those HASHBROWNS!
Homemade Egg McMuffin
- Nonstick spray
- 1 egg
- Salt & pepper
- 1 english muffin
- 2 slices Canadian bacon
- 1 slice American cheese
Preheat oven to 400
Press aluminum foil into a ramekin and spray with nonstick spray.
Crack the egg into the ramekin, break the yolk a bit with a fork and season with salt & pepper to taste. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the egg is set.
Toast the English muffins and set aside. Meanwhile, cook the Canadian bacon in a small pan on medium heat for a couple minutes per side.
Place the cheese on the bottom English muffin and melt in a toaster oven or in the oven for a couple minutes.
Assemble sandwich with 1 Canadian ham slice, the egg, and the last piece of ham, and top bun.